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Digitalis (Foxglove) Collection

The name foxglove is said to have arisen from a story about playful fairies, wanting to help the wily foxes. They slipped a foxglove over each paw and ever since, the fox has had the attribute of stealth. They even left their little fairy fingerprints on the blooms in the form of tiny spots as proof.
Excellent for cutting too – lasting 7-10 days in a vase, although you may not wish to deprive the passing wildlife of a nectar-rich feast. Deadhead as each flower is spent to encourage more flowers and promote seed production for self-seeding in the second year. Fully hardy and biennial perennials. Supplied as young plants.

This collection comprises of;
purpurea Candy Mountain
Dalmation White
Dalmation Peach
purpurea Sugar Plum
ferruginea gigantea
Dalmation Purple
Flower Colour
Cream, Peach, Pink, Purple, White

Type of garden
Container Gardening, Cottage Garden, Cutting Garden, Prairie Style planting

Hardy biennial, Hardy Perennial


Bees and Butterflies, Flowers For Cutting/Drying, Moist Soil, Suitable for Container

Flowering Time

Sun or Partial Shade

30cm (12")

120cm (48")



Moist and well-drained.


Sun or partial shade




June to July

Additional Information

Cut back main flower spike as it fades to encourage a second flowering.Contact with foliage may irritate skin. All parts if ingested will cause severe discomfort. Propagate by sowing the seeds in a cold frame in late spring. Half hardy perennial.

Delivery Date: 14 Apr 2019 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.

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"Thank you ladies for your beautiful plants.
Praise also, for the Bulrush Compost, of which I have purchased 8 bags during the past six months. It is superb and my garden has flourished.
Bless you,
Kind wishes"
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